The future of energy in Davos

Published on Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Energy too will take centre stage at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. The event that plays host to the world’s leading figures in politics and economics each year in the Swiss town will be focussing on the theme of “Creating a shared future in a fractured world” at this year’s edition (23-26 January).

On 25 January, from 2.45 p.m.,  a panel titled “The Great Energy Transformation” will be discussing clean and sustainable energy. The aim of the debate is to answer a decisive question: how can leaders move beyond political hurdles to create a clean, affordable and secure energy future?

The event, which will be broadcast via live stream, will include the participation of Francesco Starace, Enel CEO and General Manager, Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry of the United Arab Emirates, Patrick Pouyanné, Total Chairman of the Board and CEO, Rachel Kyte, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All and CEO of See4All, Ulrich Spiesshofer, ABB CEO, and Shu Yinbiao, Chairman of the Chinese State Grid Corporation, China’s State electricity utility.

The panel will be chaired by John Defterios, Host of Marketplace Middle East on CNN International.

Enel is shifting into higher gear its guiding role in helping the private sector implement the aims of the WEF. Together with 29 other private-sector companies, that account for a turnover of some 1.3 trillion US Dollars, Enel has announced in Davos a partnership called Factor10 with the objective of accelerating the implementation of the circular economy.

You can see the event of the WEF 2018 in streaming here.